Factsheet: Royal London Sustainable Div C Inc
Mixed Asset 41-60% Equity
Rated Fund 2017-2018. Invests to benefit society
This fund aims to provide capital growth from a diverse range of asset classes, including UK and overseas equities, fixed income securities, property-related investments and cash. It invests in companies with products or services that benefit the core themes of the environment, human welfare and sustainability. Companies leading their industries in environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, as assessed by Royal London's analysts, are also included, thereby creating a portfolio of investments that make a positive contribution to society. Mike Fox, head of sustainable investments, has managed the fund since 2014.Fox and his team aim to integrate the consideration of ESG issues alongside financial analysis throughout the investment process. Every holding in the fund has to meet key criteria, and the team actively engage with the companies it invests in to champion best practice, challenging companies on issues such as environmental policy and corporate governance standards. On the other side of the coin, the exclusion policy is to focus on avoiding companies believed to expose investors to unacceptable financial risk resulting from poor management of ESG issues.Fox's investment approach includes a focus on long-term themes and trends such as infrastructure or changing demographics. When selecting shares, he takes a valuation-driven approach aimed at identifying mispriced opportunities with careful analysis of company-specific factors. Fox also aims for low turnover in the portfolio, with companies typically held for three to five years. Ongoing charges on this fund are 0.77 per cent.
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|Microsoft Corp||2.70 %|
|Amazon.com Inc||2.65 %|
|ASML Holding NV||2.25 %|
|Rentokil Initial PLC||2.02 %|
|AstraZeneca PLC||1.98 %|
|Prudential PLC||1.95 %|
|Smith (DS) PLC||1.95 %|
|Infineon Technologies AG||1.91 %|
|Alphabet Inc A||1.87 %|
|Legal & General Group PLC||1.62 %|
|United Kingdom||48.14 %|
|United States||27.86 %|
|Consumer Cyclical||18.04 %|
|Financial Services||14.52 %|
|Consumer Defensive||6.05 %|
Mike is investment manager of the CIS Sustainable Leaders Trust and has been doing this job since November 2003. Mike selects, from the list of companies meeting the criteria of the Trust, the companies most likely to provide strong investment performance.
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